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Old 09-10-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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purple tang???

Are purple tangs reef safe? Also how agressive are they?

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Old 09-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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They are reef safe. They can be aggressive to other fish of the same body type and color.

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I agree they are reef safe. What size tank do you have?
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I have a med-large purple tang and have had him for 2 years. 6 inches at purchase, 8 inches right now. He lives with a Regal/pacific blue/Palatte/Hippo (pick your name) tang in a 100 gallon.

They get along fine, but only because Hippo tangs are VERY mellow. Purple tangs are semi-aggressive, and will attack most all other tangs that have the same body shape. I can say that hippo and purple get along fine in a 100 gallon system.

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Old 09-13-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
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Yes, they are reef safe. I have seen no aggression issues,in fcat mine is pretty mellow with other inhabitants, but I only have one tang in my 90g. They can get faily large and should have ay least a 48" long tak for swimming room.

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

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